The Man Who Ate 25 Eggs a Day (Or, Why Cholesterol's Not All Bad)

Each morning at the retirement community, the healthy 88-year-old man received a delivery of 25 soft-boiled eggs, which he would consume during his day. This had been his way for many years. He'd had one experience of chest pain that might have been angina, but aside from that, he had a healthy cardiovascular system.… » 3/06/15 5:30am Today 5:30am

Animation recreated frame-by-frame in real life with 3D printing 

This clever art installation shows a CGI animation that's been converted into a real life frame-by-frame depiction of the animation with 3D printing. As in, the artists took the digital animation they had in a video and showed what every frame would look like (all at once) with actual figures. It gets pretty trippy. » 3/05/15 11:37pm Yesterday 11:37pm

Can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real or is it fake?

Petapixel has republished a great article about fake nature photos written by a group of nature photographers who are denouncing the abuses of some of their colleagues. Here it is, reproduced in its entirety. It answers the question—can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real—and much more. » 3/05/15 9:15pm Yesterday 9:15pm

Digging With a Sand-Eating Dinosaur Glove Is Better Than a Shovel

If there's one thing kids are inherently good at, it's digging. Be it looking for the prize inside a box of cereal, or unearthing worms and other treasures in a garden. And when you combine that with dinosaurs—another popular obsession for kids—you get this fun dino skull digger that kids can wear like a glove to… » 3/05/15 7:22pm Yesterday 7:22pm

The Amazing Photos Taken By a Crazy Subway Tunnel Spelunker 

Gregory Berg will be the first to tell you that he's insane. The New York-based photographer and urban spelunker likes climbing tall buildings and sneaking underground to photograph the parts of the subway most people never want to see. These are both crazy things to do. But the photos? They're amazing. » 3/05/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Valve vs. Sony: Who's Got The Better VR Experience?

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got two front-runners in the virtual reality race. Sony's Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive are the best VR we've ever seen. Both let you actually reach out and grab objects, unlike the Oculus Rift. But which of these two technological marvels is the most promising? » 3/05/15 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

This is how professional designers create their posters

Although I've studied the basics of graphic design, every time I see a cool poster, or a beautiful record cover, my mind goes through the same process. Something like "Wow, that's cool. How the hell did they make this." Professional graphic designer James White explains in this interesting video how he does it. Take… » 3/05/15 6:06pm Yesterday 6:06pm

This American Millionaire Is Using Drones To Rescue Migrants In Africa

Since 1993, 20,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while fleeing war-torn Africa for the safety of European shores. Now, the world's first private maritime search and rescue operation is doing everything it can to help them. And they've already saved thousands of lives. » 3/05/15 6:02pm Yesterday 6:02pm

A Stop-Motion Etch A Sketch Made of Dominoes Is Even Harder To Draw With

To help promote its online store that sells nothing but tiny plastic bricks, Bulk Dominoes enlisted the help of the extremely patient FlippyCat to build a giant Etch A Sketch that only works through the magic of stop motion. But it's the perfect way to represent just what a pain it is to draw anything recognizable on… » 3/05/15 5:52pm Yesterday 5:52pm

Steam Machines Are Back

When I heard Valve wanted to take over the living room, I didn't believe it. When the rumors came true, I didn't think it could be done. When Valve failed to deliver Steam Machines last fall, I felt vindicated. Now, a year later, it's happening. I've tried them. I'm about to eat my words. » 3/05/15 5:13pm Yesterday 5:13pm

Step Up Your Sock Game with Endless Colors from Happy Socks (30% Off)

Basic essentials like socks are typically an afterthought. But with limitless color combinations and the mindset that there's a pair of socks and underwear for every occasion and style, Happy Socks brings these everyday essentials to the forefront. And right now you can get 30% off all items storewide. » 3/04/15 9:54am Wednesday 9:54am

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

You shouldn't have to pay $20 for a pack of razor blades. Especially not when you factor in the hassle of going to the drugstore and tracking down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case just as much as you hate asking. Enter Dollar Shave Club, who deliver razors to you monthly for as little as $3,… » 2/10/15 5:15pm 2/10/15 5:15pm

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading: Choose from Over One-Million Titles

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than one-million titles to choose from instantly. io9 readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. » 3/05/15 5:51pm Yesterday 5:51pm